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September 4, 2018

Posted  September 4, 2018

Houston psychiatrist Riyaz Mazcuri was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison following his conviction at trial for defrauding Medicare and Medicaid through the submission of $155 million in false and fraudulent claims for “partial hospitalization program” services, a form of intensive outpatient treatment for patients with mental illness.  Mazcuri falsified records to make it appear as if patients admitted to the PHPs qualified for, required, and actually received the intensive psychiatric services. DOJ

Tagged in: Healthcare Fraud, Lack of Medical Necessity, Medical Billing Fraud, Provider Fraud,